One of the best ways to understand how apps and data sources fit into the enterprise is to look at the uses of data. There is a lot of information the average enterprise but not all of that information is accessible to users, managers or executives and that lack of access can mean that decisions are made using incomplete, out of date or inaccurate information.
While the ideal enterprise might support seamless data collection and connections among all the old silo systems, applications, databases and data sources, it isn't practical to assume that an organization can successfully build and maintain such an environment without the old 'mine is the best' mentality eroding the homeostatic environs the company established. New executives, new team leaders, new IT management...all of these people can have an impact on the products and services that comprise the enterprise IT environment.
At ElegantJ BI we find that it is simpler and more practical to offer clients business intelligence that lets them combine and analyze information, build reports and support disparate applications, add-ons, upgrades, systems, migrations and changes with the kind of independence that frees the enterprise to manage its business and get the right information to the right people without having to mediate, negotiate or look for new products.